5th line of mobile game expected in 2017
The most important issue in the domestic mobile game market in 2016, which has reached the maturity stage of the market, is the use of intellectual property (IP). Pokémon IP game Pokémon GO, which has been gusting around the world, has attracted a lot of attention from the market. This trend is expected to climax in 2017, and the sequel to the success of the game is expected to be hotter next year.
Original Lineage to mobile, Lineage M
What is the most valuable IP among domestic online games? Perhaps nine in the column are NCsoft's Lineage, which was the longevity online game and social phenomenon. NCsoft's lineage, which has been only rumors since then, is expected to show succession to the mobile game market starting in 2016. Lineage Red Knights, which was developed by NCsoft, already demonstrated the strength of Lineage IP as it has already surpassed expectations. Lineage 2 Revolution, developed by Net Marble Games, also attracted 3 million people in advance.
Lineage will be released in the first half of next year following Lineage's Red Knights and Lineage 2 Revolution. Lineage M, formerly known as 'Project L', is an alternative to Lineage 2 Revolution, which uses Lineage 2's revolutionary IP instead of Lineage Red Knights, Is known. It is sure that Lineage M will have more destructive influence than any other mobile games for high-priced loyal users called "Mr. Linger".
Once again, glory, Ragnarok Mobile
When you talk about valuable online game IP, you will not miss Ragnarok, a game that has the power to cover all of Asian markets including Korea, Japan and China. Since launching its first service in 2001, Ragnarok Online's mobile game using IP, which recorded 300,000 concurrent users in Thailand, 130,000 in Thailand and 100,000 in Japan, will be launched in March next year in China, It will be released in the market.
Ragnarok, the mobile version that is scheduled to be released, is known as a game based on the browser-based game "Sunkyeong Legend", which is served by China's Dream Network Technology (DreamSquare). DreamSquare, And is known to be developing games. Ragnarok Mobile, which is expected to be launched in Korea in the second half of next year, and Game Gravity, which owns IP, plans to show Ragnarok-related contents in various fields such as webtoon and animation.
The world's most famous game, Super Mario Run
Super Mario, which has become the world's best-selling series of games since it first appeared in 1981 with a game called Donkey Kong, finally comes to mobile. The game introduced with the new iPhone at the Apple Keynote event on September 7, 2016 was Super Mario Run, the first mobile game in the Super Mario series. This is a stage-based side-scrolling action that explores the world of Super Mario, a familiar character known as "Mario" and familiar to gamers, in the same way as mobile running games. Basic play is provided free of charge, and in-app billing will require a $ 9.99 billing fee for all content hijacking.
For the people of the world, the maker of Super Mario Run 'Nintendo' is a game company that has a solid position in the game market, which is the other name for video games. It is clear that the power of Nintendo's IP, once proven through Pokemon GO, will once again be proven through Super Mario Run. Super Mario Run, released on December 15, 2016 in North America and Japan, is expected to be released in Korea next year, and Android version is expected to be launched in 2017 after iOS.
The sequel to the game that opened the era of core games, Blade 2
"Blade for Kakao", which won the Presidential Award in the Korea Game Awards for the first time as a mobile game, achieved sales of 140 billion won, Will be released next year. Blade is the beginning of the core game, which is currently the core of the mobile game market. Blade 2, the sequel to the Unreal 4 engine, has been a success game since its official release.
Blade 2, which is developed by Action Square, attracted a lot of gamers' satisfaction with only one of the trailer images released in March. In November, it unveiled the actual play video based on real-time PVP. It is known that the developer is currently negotiating a publishing contract with Nessie's thirty-third minute, which was the former publisher, and other game companies, and it is expected to be released in the second half of next year in Korea.
Mania-oriented 2D RPG, Epic Seven
Unlike the gorgeous 3D graphics games that are at the center of the current market, there is RPG which attracts attention of enthusiasts with 2D graphics of animation style. Epic SEVEN, which is being developed by SuperCreative, a new mobile game development company with an unfamiliar name, has released two animated teaser videos and beautiful graphic game screens so far, bringing more attention than promising anticipated works even before CBT (closed beta test) have. Especially, it is the gods of Japanese animated skill skill which is mixed with the graphic of the game, and the developer can hardly feel the loading of the game if the smartphone of the Galaxy S2 or higher is produced in a high level cut- have.
The game, which is being produced as a YUNA engine that is introduced as a self-developed 2D game engine, was scheduled to be released in the first half of next year in CBT in October 2016, but the schedule is delayed at present. There is no specific schedule for the developer yet, but it is expected to be released to the market at the latest in the first half of next year.